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Circa Survive – “Rites of Investiture” Video

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by Melody Bot, Aug 10, 2017.

  1. Melody Bot

    Your friendly little forum bot. Staff Member

  2. spencpants

    Can I pet your dog? Prestigious

  3. aoftbsten

    Trusted Supporter

    I dig it.
  4. Guilherme Brandao


    that bass tone, wow.
    I'm interested on this album. 2/2
  5. Bryan Diem


    didn't really love it but still good
  6. 0/2 for me. Both of these songs have long stretches of uninteresting parts. The melodies and lyrics especially do nothing for me. That bass tone at the beginning was nice and dirty but then the ultra clean drums come in and sap off all the energy.

    Can someone explain what I'm missing? I've heard way more interesting prog/post-hardcore than this, and a lot of it from this band.
  7. Anthony Brooks

    brook183 Supporter

    Sounds like it could've been on that last saosin album
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  8. Colin Your Enthusiasm

    It's nobody's battle but your own. Prestigious

    Dig the heaviness of that track but those lyrics really don't do much for me at all.
  9. Damien Davies

    One more time Supporter

    I can't decide what I think of these new tracks.
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  10. mattylikesfilms


    I feel like this band peaked with Blue Sky Noise, personally.
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  11. They had so much focus on that record that they've never achieved anywhere else. I get that a lot of CS fans are turned off by the more pop songwriting on it, but no part of that record feels inessential. Most of this new stuff feels like it could have been left on the cutting room floor.

    Sorry to preach to the choir; the point is that I agree.
  12. Bryan Diem


    On closer listen, it seems that this song got kinda Will Yip'd and it's really sad. The dude knows how to suck the life out of a song, which is weird because he did good work on their last record
  13. Bryan Diem


    bsn is definitely missing the mojo their other records have in place of the pop.
  14. mattylikesfilms


    I agree with everything here. Also, I would like to be shown a song (post BSN) as good as "Frozen Creek". Just saying.
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  15. I completely disagree. The band has a swagger on BSN that's just as powerful as it is on their other records, if not more so. "Imaginary Enemy" and "Get Out" are perfect examples of that.

    Beyond that, "mojo" is a completely subjective concept and we may be talking past each other here.
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  16. I love that you can say something like "Will Yip'd" and I know exactly what you mean :crylaugh:
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  17. Bryan Diem


    Jesus... literally ALL OF THEM are better.... >-p
  18. Bryan Diem Aug 10, 2017
    (Last edited: Aug 10, 2017)
    Bryan Diem


    Keep You is the only record he didn't kill, he fit that sound perfectly. But even the album he did with mwY sounds like a shell of what it should be.

    edit: I exaggerated and forgot he made the new Menzingers record too which sounds great. also I liked the Whirr album he did tbh
  19. Damien Davies

    One more time Supporter

    Just carrying on from my post earlier;

    I feel like Will Yip tried to go for a "lush" sound with all of this but it sucked all the life out of the recording and the vocals seem buried or something. I can't quite explain it.

    Edit: I know Will Yip's production divides lots of people, but this is the first time I've personally experienced the downfalls of Will Yip's producing habits. Maybe because Circa Survive are one of my favourite bands.
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  20. Bryan Diem


    Any sort or distorted guitar part just sounds off in a way I can't describe. I don't know specifically what it is but I can tell it's that Yip thing that hurts it.
  21. Iamhollywood315


    weird video, not a fan of the chord progressions, streaming quality or my headphones suck. meh. i may have to revisit this at another time...
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  22. mattylikesfilms


    Hahaha whaaaaa!!

    Dude Frozen Creek is GOAT. Feels for days man.
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  23. Bryan Diem


    Maybe the worst circa song other than imaginary enemy, it DEFINITELY doesn't have the mojo
  24. mattylikesfilms


    I'm flabbergasted and have no words.

    I'll still give you a virtual fist bump none the less.
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  25. rxbandit89 Aug 11, 2017
    (Last edited: Aug 11, 2017)

    probably over-caffeinated. Supporter

    I feel the same way about this as I do pretty much the entire CS discography: I'm interested for the first half of a song, and then the song doesn't really go anywhere for me. Repeat for almost every track of the album....except for BSN.

    I've thought that maybe it's just that Anthony's voice signals those massive crescendos from TTN to me, and I never get them? I dunno. I have always wanted to like this band much more than I do.
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